Writing for Self-Growth

By on February 19, 2016

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about integrity. While many definitions exist, for me it means simply that your private self is somehow integrated with your public self. Sure, there are things you keep private, but it’s not an entirely other self that comes out in public. And yet, we all struggle with some semblance of Read More...

Seminary Students Need Counseling

By on February 5, 2016

There are around 100 new students this year at my seminary who are seeking a Master’s Degree in Divinity. Many of them have concentrations in theology, leadership, apologetics, chaplaincy. So many in fact, that I am the only new M-Div student this year that is pursuing a concentration in pastoral counseling. I’m writing this to Read More...




Evernote: A Seminarian’s Best Friend

By on January 15, 2016

I’m terrible at organizing. Well, that’s not quite right. I can come up with brilliant systems of organization, but just never implement them. This has followed me throughout my life. It was easier when school consisted of clearly laid-out assignments. Going to college, however, it became difficult. Now I was responsible for keeping track of Read More...



Back-To-Seminary: The Gear to Get

By on January 2, 2016

We’ve talked before on this site about how seminary has changed. The days where all you need is a Bible, notebook, and a library card are over. There is a whole world of resources available, means to access them, ways to organize your time at seminary. Apps get all the spotlight these days, but there Read More...



We Preach What We Do Not Know

By on December 21, 2015

Learning theology is one of the main purposes and joys of seminary. But through the course of your education there, you’re likely to have many of your proper theological convictions challenged, shaped, and changed. And yet, even as we’re going through all this growth, many of us are still serving in ministries and churches; still Read More...